Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

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Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Post by kiwigeo » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:57 am

As some of you will be aware Bob has sadly decided to relinquish hosting and direct management of the ANZLF forum. Apart from a fund raising in 2015 to cover cost of some hardware upgrades the cost of running the forum has been borne largely by Bob. Myself and Jeremy are currently the forum’s admins and the forum and hosting has been transferred from Bob’s server to a commercial hosting service. With the changes have come a slight increase in running costs which is why Jeremy and I have decided to solicit donations from members to cover our costs. Our main costs include Hosting Fees, domain registration, backup service and a few other bits and pieces that are required to run a robust and secure forum.

We are not setting a fixed amount for donations – if you’re doing it hard then that’s ok. If you can only spare a few dollars that’s also fine. Donations can be directed to a Paypal account that we’ve setup – donations@anzlf.com
If Paypal isn’t an option for you then please contact myself or Jeremy and we can arrange an alternative method for forwarding of donations.

Thanks in advance and looking forward to hearing from you.

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Payment link available here https://www.paypal.me/anzlf
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Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Post by yakka » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:52 am

do not think the link is working

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Post by kiwigeo » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:54 am

Hi Yakka,

The Paypal account is active and I successfully forwaded funds to same the other day. Just now I saw a message on my phone informing me another member has just put through a donation.

Let me know via PM if you continue having issues and we'll look at other options for donating.

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yakka wrote:
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do not think the link is working
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Post by Allen » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:52 am

Link works fine Martin.
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Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Post by kiwigeo » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:53 am

Thanks Allen
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Link works fine Martin.
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Post by kiwigeo » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:45 pm

A big thank you to those who have donated so far.....I wasn't expecting such a dramatic response to my post.
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Post by Dave M » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:04 pm

No Martin thanks to you for keeping this going. Dave
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Post by ckngumbo » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:53 am

Sorry to be so slow but where is the link?
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Post by Boe Jonamassa » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:00 am

Martin

The link didn't resolve for me either using any of the browsers, maybe I wasn't holding my tongue right! I Logged into Paypal and found the account easily though.

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Post by Jeremy D » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:22 am

Hi Guys,

Thank you so much for the donations, the response has been fantastic.

I have created a link to make it easier to donate. I will also be adding a permanent donate button to the site over the following week.

You can make a payment by clicking the following link:

https://www.paypal.me/anzlf
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Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Post by kiwigeo » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:28 am

My apologies Bob, I should have put in a proper link. Jeremy has posted the link that will take you straight through to Paypal.
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Sorry to be so slow but where is the link?
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Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Post by Mark McLean » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:47 pm

Thanks guys. The link is handy. I was having trouble before that too.
We are very grateful to you both for keeping the lights on at the ANZLF.

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Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Post by Mr K » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:30 pm

Thanks for the forum guys , (insert thumbs up smiley here)

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Post by lamanoditrento » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:17 pm

I'm having terrible trouble trying to get paypal working having not used it in years, changed phone number etc ad nauseam, but I really would like to contribute. Any chance of a PM or an email with EFT details and I could just transfer you some money?

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Post by kiwigeo » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:56 pm

Drop me a PM Trent and we can discuss alternative ways of donating.

Cheers Martin

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I'm having terrible trouble trying to get paypal working having not used it in years, changed phone number etc ad nauseam, but I really would like to contribute. Any chance of a PM or an email with EFT details and I could just transfer you some money?
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Post by Gazm » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:07 pm

Thanks forum team, money well spent, happy to contribute to ANZLF'ers

Cheers,

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Post by Alaska Splty Woods » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:10 am

It's been awhile since I have visited the forum. I just saw this post. We would like to donate some product to any of the admins of ANZLF if it would help. If any of you are in need of soundboards or bracewood, We would be VERY happy to throw in some extras that you folks could auction off or outright sell. We would cover any additional shipping costs from the excess weight of the donated products, over whatever order there was. Plus there is a current store-wide ASW sale in conjunction with Earth day/Earth week.. I posted a link to that newsletter URL. elsewhere in the forum. sale coupon good through Monday April 30th http://bit.ly/2vUpMyY
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Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Post by rocket » Sun May 06, 2018 9:49 pm

Well done Martin and Jeremy, and thanks again to Bob for getting this all started

Cheers

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Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Post by kiwigeo » Mon May 07, 2018 8:47 am

Thanks Rocket,

The response to the request for donations has been great and will mean we can meet running costs for some time to come.
rocket wrote:
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Well done Martin and Jeremy, and thanks again to Bob for getting this all started

Cheers

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Re: Donations drive to help cover forum running costs

Post by kiwigeo » Mon May 14, 2018 8:37 pm

A huge thank you to everyone who tipped in money to our Paypal account to help fund the running of the forum. As well as donations from long serving members there were also quite a few donations from many who have either recently joined the forum or have been members for some time but keep a low profile. Thank you again to everyone...your donations are much appreciated.

Cheers Martin, Jeremy...and Bob
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